CBO Report: A 7.5 cents per mile traveled tax on commercial trucks would cover their share of the U.S. Highway Trust Fund shortage
By Patrick O’Connor, NAFA U.S. Legislative Counsel
Imposing a 7.5-cent tax for every mile a commercial truck travels would generate enough new revenue to replace the Highway Trust Fund taxes that truck owners now pay and also cover the industry’s share of the fund’s current shortfall, a Congressional Budget Office report found last week.
With the current surface transportation authorization set to expire at the end of September 2020, lawmakers are debating how to pay for funding gaps in the Highway Trust Fund.
By Guillaume Bourst, Global Product Director, Wheels, Inc.
In Why Company Culture is the Key to a Synergistic Global Fleet, I examined six potential pillars for your fleet culture.
One pillar centers around innovation, disruption and mobility. Let’s take a deeper dive into this topic while keeping the hat of a global fleet manager.
"The rise of new mobility solutions will disrupt the fleet market..."
"People won’t be interested in a company vehicle..."
"Everything will change everywhere—tomorrow..."
Just about every day, we all hear some form of concern about the future of fleet.
Here’s the truth: Fleet is changing but at a different pace in every market. The solutions may widely differ between an urban and a rural environment and some people will embrace that innovation, while others will prefer their traditional company vehicle in the near future.
With all the demands on him every day, billionaire Warren Buffett learned a long time ago that the greatest commodity of all is time.
He simply mastered the art and practice of setting boundaries for himself. That's why this Buffett quote remains a powerful life lesson. The mega-mogul said: "The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything."
We have to know what to shoot for to simplify our lives. It means saying no over and over again to the unimportant things flying in our direction every day and remaining focused on saying yes to the few things that truly matter.
Read the article at Pocket.
By Trent Dressen, Director of Sales, SuperVision
Fleet safety is more than just a task to be completed.
The safety of your fleet should tie in directly with the culture of your organization. This creates a sense of importance beyond the obvious for all employees.
The benefits of creating a robust fleet safety culture go far beyond reducing crashes. A safety culture can improve your entire organization while mitigating risk.
Distracted driving causes at least nine deaths in the U.S. and another 100 people are injured every day, according to the National Safety Council.
Thanks to the mechanics of deep learning and constant improvements in computer vision technology and algorithms, there are better ways being tested to monitor and alert drivers when they slip up on safety while driving, either intentionally or unintentionally.
If researchers and automakers produce positive results by attacking driver distraction with artificial intelligence and visual monitoring systems, there is a good chance the auto industry will become legally mandated to provide them.
Read the article at Wards Auto.